Reporters Pick Their Favorite Global Stories Of The Decade
The topics range from a ticking time bomb in the Arctic to the art of taking selfies in an ethical way. Here are the stories selected by our contributors.(Image credit: From left: John Poole/NPR; Jason Beaubien/NPR; Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.; SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Marc Silver/NPR ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marc Silver Source Type: news

Fecal-Microbiota Transplantation Improves IBS Symptoms Fecal-Microbiota Transplantation Improves IBS Symptoms
Fecal-microbiota transplantation (FMT) improves symptoms and quality of life in patients with irritable-bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers from Norway report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Little reason for moral panicking after #MeToo
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Men and women generally agree on what constitutes sexual harassment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hodeidah still most dangerous place in Yemen
One year since Stockholm Agreement, Hodeidah is still most dangerous place in Yemen for civilians. A quarter of all civilian casualties across Yemen in 2019 were recorded in Hodeidah governorate. Despite a ceasefire in the port city being at the heart of last year’s Stockholm Agreement, Hodeidah has seen 799 civilian casualties since the Agreement was signed, the highest toll countrywide.   Families continue to flee for their lives with close to 390,000 Yemenis uprooted from their homes across the country so far in 2019. Half of all those displaced came from just three governorates – Hajjah, Hode...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Weather and daily mobility in international perspective: a cross-comparison of Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish city regions - B öcker L, Priya Uteng T, Liu C, Dijst M.
With climate change, weather has emerged as an important theme in transport research and planning. Although recent studies demonstrate profound weather effects on mobility in single case study areas, international cross-comparisons are required to reveal h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

How minds make meaning
(Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) Meaning is central to language. But how do we combine the building blocks of thought and language to compose meaning? A special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, edited by Andrea E. Martin from the Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics and Giosu è Baggio from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, brings together fifteen contributions from the fields of linguistics, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and computer science to answer this age-old question. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Countering right-wing extremism: lessons from Germany and Norway - Hardy K.
The growing threat of right-wing extremism (RWE) creates challenges for countering violent extremism (CVE) strategies. For countries like Australia with little historical background in countering RWE, there is a need to update and adapt CVE programs that w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gaming their way to sustainable development
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Researchers wanted to involve local people living around Kenya and Tanzania's Serengeti-Mara parks in developing a sustainable future for them and the parks. They developed a board game to get people talking to the researchers -- and to each other. That game has now won an international award. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scandinavians' little linguistic hat trick
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Moving a word to the beginning of a sentence is a useful trick to draw attention to the most important topic you want to relay. The researchers of a new study have found that the Scandinavian languages are unique in their use of this technique. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Surgery Linked to Bone-Strength Improvement in New Study Gastric Bypass Surgery Linked to Bone-Strength Improvement in New Study
Bone strength increases in the year after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery in patients with and without type 2 diabetes, researchers from Norway report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

The role of social cognition in perceived thresholds for transport mode change - Nordfj ærn T, Lind HB, Şimşekoğlu, Jørgensen SH, Lund IO, Rundmo T.
This article is based on a study that investigated social cognitive psychological factors associated with economic thresholds related to using public or other sustainable transport modes. A survey was conducted using a random sample of the Norwegian popula... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Elsevier Signs Open Access Deal with U.S. Institution
Elsevier, which now describes itself as an “information analytics business,” has inked an open-access agreement with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the first U.S. institution to enter such an agreement with Elsevier. The “transformative agreement” was announced on November 22, 2019. The agreement allows researchers at CMU to both publish open-access articles in any Elsevier journal and access paywalled Elsevier articles by paying one flat fee. Previously, publishing and accessing open-access articles involved two separate payment mechanisms. CMU was engaged in negotiations for an open-access dea...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 10, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Childhood abuse and unplanned pregnancies: a cross-sectional study of women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study - Drevin J, Hallqvist J, Sonnander K, Rosenblad A, Pingel R, Bjelland EK.
OBJECTIVE: To study if childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse are determinants for having an unplanned pregnancy, if the categories of abuse interact, and if a potential bias due to the selection of the participants (collider stratification bias) c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Who dies early? Education, mortality and causes of death in Norway - Grytten J, Skau I, S ørensen R.
We estimated the effects of education on mortality and causes of death in Norway. We identified causal effects by exploiting the staggered implementation of a school reform that increased the length of compulsory education from seven to nine years. The mun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

19 people report illness on cruise ship in California
Authorities were called to evaluate patients on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can the use of road safety measures on national roads in Norway be interpreted as an informal application of the ALARP principle? - Selvik JT, Elvik R, Abrahamsen EB.
The ALARP principle, stating that risks should be reduced to a level "As Low As Reasonably Practicable", is widely known and discussed in risk management. The principle is flexible, as the interpretation of the key concepts of reasonable and practicable ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Public acceptance of driverless shuttles in Norway - Roche-Cerasi I.
The main objective of the present study is to evaluate individuals' views on the usefulness of driverless shuttles and to examine if the provision of better access to public transit (thanks to the connection provided by shuttles) would make them consider p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Beats Sleeve Gastrectomy for Diabetes Remission Gastric Bypass Beats Sleeve Gastrectomy for Diabetes Remission
Among obese patients with type 2 diabetes, gastric bypass is associated with higher rates of diabetes remission at one year than is sleeve gastrectomy, researchers from Norway report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

It ’s Not Just Flooding in Venice. Here’s How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites Everywhere
Venice is reeling from the worst flooding the city has experienced in 50 years, the city is “on its knees,” Venetian Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted as water submerged much of the the famous historical city. The floods penetrated Saint Mark’s Basilica, a 1,000 year old church that is considered to be one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in the world and one of the city’s most famous landmarks. While floods are a normal part of life in Venice, which is famously built on a lagoon at the edge of the Adriatic Sea, they have never happened with such frequency before. Experts say that climate...
Source: TIME: Science - November 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Science Source Type: news

Buy less, be happier and build a healthy planet
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) You may feel like you can't do anything to stop climate change. But climate activists who joined in grassroots movements managed to cut their carbon footprints and were still happier than their non-activist peers, new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Settled status: UNISON can help
After the EU referendum the government decided to introduce a new immigration status for EU citizens called ‘settled status’. What does this mean? People who are citizens or have a passport of a European Union member state, or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, and are in the UK by the 31 December 2020, are required to apply (along with family members) to the EU settlement scheme to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. The Home Office campaign does not cover the full range of citizens who can apply under the scheme. The messaging is centred on “white” EU/EEA/Swiss c...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article BREXIT EU EU Citizens eu migrant migrant workers Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Solve America ’s Impending Mental Health Crisis
Five years from now, the U.S.’ already overburdened mental health system may be short as many as 15,600 psychiatrists as the growth in demand for their services outpaces supply, according to a 2017 report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. But some proponents say that, by then, an unlikely tool—artificial intelligence—may be ready to help mental health practitioners mitigate the impact of the deficit. Medicine is already a fruitful area for artificial intelligence; it has shown promise in diagnosing disease, interpreting images and zeroing in on treatment plans. Though psychiatry is in many...
Source: TIME: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Mental Health/Psychology MSFTAI2019 Source Type: news

Correlates of commuter cycling in three Norwegian counties - Nordengen S, Ruther DC, Riiser A, Andersen LB, Solbraa A.
Globally, there is an increasing challenge of physical inactivity and associated diseases. Commuter cycling is an everyday physical activity with great potential to increase the health status in a population. We aimed to evaluate the association of self-re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Nisonic Demonstrates Automatic Measurements of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter as a Marker for Increased Intracranial Pressure Using Transorbital Ultrasound at Medica In Düsseldorf, Germany
DÜSSELDORF, Germany, Nov. 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nisonic AS, a startup co-founded by SINTEF and Cofounder in Norway, aims to make intracranial pressure (ICP) assessment as simple and easy as measuring body temperature. ... Devices, Neurosurgery, Monitoring Nisonic , intracranial pressure, ICP , optic nerve sheath (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fractures diagnosed in primary care - a five-year retrospective observational study from a Norwegian rural municipality with a ski resort - Vabo S, Steen K, Brudvik C, Hunskaar S, Morken T.
Objective: The aim of this study was to characterize fractures recorded at a Norwegian primary care centre near a ski resort.Design: A retrospective five-year observational study in the period 2010-2014.Setting: A primary care centre e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Substance abuse-related admissions in a mixed Norwegian intensive care population - Tollisen KH, Bjerva M, Hadley CL, Dahl GT, H ögvall LM, Sandvik L, Heyerdahl F, Jacobsen D.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and drug abuse are potentially modifiable risk factors for critical illness. The aims of this study were to describe patients with substance abuse-related admissions (abbreviated SARA) in a mixed intensive care (ICU) population in Oslo,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Empower Young People to Sustain Our Planet, and Let Peace and Prosperity Thrive
Young people at ICPD25 youth session. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Crystal OrdersonNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 15 2019 (IPS) Q: At ICPD25 we heard that women and girls are still waiting for the unmet promises to be met? DO you think this time around there is a commitment to ensure that these promises are met? The Nairobi Summit is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity. We all have an opportunity to repeat the message that women’s empowerment will move at snail-pace unless we bolster reproductive health and rights across the world. This is no longer a fleeting concern, but a 21st century socio-economic reality...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Crystal Orderson Tags: Africa Conferences Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Brexit's Impact on UK Science Funding and Researchers
The United Kingdom’s (UK) share of European Union (EU) research funding has dropped by 28 percent since the Brexit referendum vote was cast in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the Royal Society. There has been a 39 percent reduction in UK applications to Horizon 2020, EU’s flagship research funding program. The assessment also found that the number of international scientists coming to the UK through key fellowships has fallen by 179 or 35 percent since the referendum. In the same period, the number of fellowships for scientists relocating to work in Switzerland and Italy increased by 53 each. Ireland,...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short report: social perception of high school students with ASD in Norway - Skafle I, Nordahl-Hansen A, Øien RA.
An increasing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) enroll in inclusive schools and classrooms. The aim of this study was to research how students with ASD experience the social aspect of inclusive high schools. Five adolescences with Aspe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does prenatal stress amplify effects of postnatal maternal depressive and anxiety symptoms on child problem behavior? - Hartman S, Eilertsen EM, Ystrom E, Belsky J, Gjerde LC.
Emerging evidence suggests that prenatal stress does not solely undermine child functioning but increases developmental plasticity to both negative and positive postnatal experiences. Here we test this proposition using the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of psychological and socio-demographical factors for electric bike use in Norway - Şimşekoğlu, Klöckner CA.
The electric bike (e-bike) is emerging as a new sustainable transport mode in Norway and has the potential to lead to increased cycling among the population. However, little is known about psychosocial determinants of e-bike use. The aim of the study was t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Associations between adverse childhood experiences and adversities later in life. Survey data from a high-risk Norwegian sample - Dovran A, Winje D, Arefjord K, Tobiassen S, Stokke K, Skogen JC, Øverland S.
BACKGROUND: A history of childhood abuse and neglect (CAN) is associated with exposure to later negative life events. CAN at an early age, multiple cooccurring exposures (cumulative events), and a high severity and frequency of exposure have potential detr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption, life satisfaction and mental health among Norwegian college and university students - S æther SMM, Knapstad M, Askeland KG, Skogen JC.
OBJECTIVE: High-level alcohol consumption is common in, and central to, the student community. Among adults, high-level alcohol consumption, and sometimes also low, has been associated with poorer social integration and mental health. We aimed to investiga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Providing healthcare for overseas visitors from the EEA and Switzerland: information for primary care staff
This guidance explains how the cost of providing healthcare for overseas visitors from the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland can be reclaimed from the visitor's country of residence. It also explains what primary care staff can do to support hospitals in recovering costs from these visitors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet Erika the Red: Viking women were warriors too, say scientists
Researchers re-create the face of a woman buried with an impressive collection of weaponry for a National Geographic documentaryThink of a Viking warrior and you probably imagine a fearsome, muscular, bearded man. Well, think again. Using cutting-edge facial recognition technology, British scientists have brought to life the battle-hardened face of a fighter who lived more than 1,000 years ago. And she ’s a woman.The life-like reconstruction, which challenges long-held assumptions that Viking warrior heroes such as Erik the Red left their women at home, is based on a skeleton found in a Viking graveyard in Sol &oslas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: UK news Archaeology Science Television Norway Source Type: news

'Locker room talk': male bonding and sexual degradation in drinking stories - Vaynman MJ, Sandberg S, Pedersen W.
This paper explores alcohol-related sexual storytelling. In a qualitative study of more than 100 male participants in the night-time economy in Norway, many told animated and cheerful stories laced with erotic excitement. However, a minority of men also to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Insights into rates, risks and characteristics of suicide by immigration background in Norway - Puzo Q, Mehlum L, Qin P.
Although most immigrants seem to successfully managethe challenges their immigration process entails, suicidemortality of minority groups has become an importantpublic concern, particularly in countries with growingsegments of immigrant populations such as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Sociodemographic characteristics associated with alcohol consumption and alcohol-related consequences, a latent class analysis of The Norwegian WIRUS screening study - Skogen JC, B øe T, Thørrisen MM, Riper H, Aas RW.
BACKGROUND: For alcohol, the association with socioeconomic status (SES) is different than for other public health challenges - the associations are complex, and heterogeneous between socioeconomic groups. Specifically, the relationship between alcohol con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The influence of substance use on intimate partner homicide: evidence from a Norwegian national 22-year cohort - Vatnar SKB, Friestad C, Bj ørkly S.
This study investigates the role of substance influence at the time of the crime and the prevalence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Review of workflows of emergency shutdown systems in the Norwegian oil and gas industry - Zhu P, Liyanage JP, Panesar SS, Kumar R.
The emergency shutdown (ESD) system is widely used as a key safety function in the process industries, including oil& gas (O&G). Most studies related to ESD have focused on solving such specific challenges as the estimation of unreliability, definition of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Major accident prevention illustrated by hydrocarbon leak case studies: a comparison between Brazilian and Norwegian offshore functional petroleum safety regulatory approaches - Almeida AG, Vinnem JE.
Despite laws, regulations, or risk management tools designed to avoid loss events, a hydrocarbon leak (HCL) in an offshore oil and gas platform11Also mentioned in this paper as 'offshore platform' or 'platform'. is a major hazard event that reveals failure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Family needs at one and two years after severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective study of changes and predictors - Anke A, R øe C, Sigurdardottir S, Norup A, Soberg HL, Arango-Lasprilla JC, Manskow US.
Objective: To assess changes in family needs between the first and second years after severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) and to identify factors predicting unmet family needs. Design: Prospective Norwegian multicenter cohort study. Parti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Methodology for hazard identification in aquaculture operations (MHIAO) - Yang X, Utne IB, Holmen IM.
Norwegian fish farms are expanding into more exposed sites due to a lack of sheltered coastal locations and growing negative ecological consequences close to land. The severe wave and current conditions, irregular and often high winds, sheer remoteness, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

On the internal blast loading of submerged floating tunnels in concrete with circular and rectangular cross-sections - Kristoffersen M, Minoretti A, B ørvik T.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has initiated a large research project on a potential ferry-free coastal highway route E39 on the west coast of Norway. For the wide and deep fjords, a submerged floating tunnel (SFT) in reinforced concrete has bee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Controversial fecal transplants brought relief for 50% IBS sufferers
A new study from the University of Bergen in Norway found that 47% of IBS patients who received two fecal transplants from a 'super donor' said their symptoms completely disappeared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norwegian singer, 24, admits she is tired of having a backside 'which doesn't look natural'
Sophie Elise, 24, of Oslo, who has more than 400,000 Instagram followers, took to her blog to tell fans that she would be heading to America to try and reduce the proportions of her behind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute poisoning related to the recreational use of prescription drugs: an observational study from Oslo, Norway - Grimsrud MM, Brekke M, Syse VL, Vallersnes OM.
We describe acute poisonings related to the recreational use of prescription drugs. METHODS: Retrospective observational study. We retrospectively registered all patients presenting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How Common is Lyme Disease Globally and in Urban Settings?
Discussion Lyme disease (LD) is caused by several genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi senu lato that are transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. In the U.S. and Europe it is the most common vector-borne disease. It is named for Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s when it was “discovered,” but there are reports of LD-type disease in Europe since 1883. There are 18 distinct genospecies with B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto being the 3 most common ones causing human infection. There are many species of Ixodes ticks but only 4 commonly bite humans. Ixodes ricinus mainly in Europe, I, p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence and abuse in young people's relationships in five European countries: online and offline normalisation of heteronormativity - Aghtaie N, Larkins C, Barter C, Stanley N, Wood M, Øverlien C.
Qualitative interviews with 91 young people aged 13 ‐18 in Bulgaria, Cyprus, England, Italy and Norway explored their experiences of intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA). Some young women experienced extensive offline sexual pressure and young women... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

15 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in North-East Syria
Civilians at risk as violence escalates and humanitarian work is suspended. Civilians in north-east Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area, leading aid agencies are warning. Reports from humanitarian responders on the ground say civilians are already on the move and that some vital services have been interrupted, including medical facilities and water supplies. Agencies say that some of their staff have fled with their families, while others are on lockdown. An estimated 450,000 people live within 5 kilometres of the Syria-Turkey border and a...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news